1930 Mercedes-Benz Pre-War

260 Cabriolet

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1930
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Fine Motor Cars
Blenheim Palace,
Woodstock,
Oxfordshire OX20 1PX

Saturday 5th July 2008 at 14.30

Mercedes-Benz can trace its heritage back to the dawn of motoring when Daimler-Benz produced the world''s first internal combustion engine in 1885. The name Mercedes came from the daughter of one of Benz''s directors and was officially adopted in 1926, bringing together the two names. It was two years later that the 260 model was introduced. Designed by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche, its six cylinder engine had, as the model number suggested, a capacity of 2.6 litres (2,562cc), while the body styles available included a four door saloon and two and four door cabriolets.

This two door 260 Cabriolet C model is arguably unique in its originality. Manufactured in April 1930, it retains all original features including the paintwork and trim items. The body is finished in blue with a black leather interior which is in good conditi